Recorded before Boris Johnson’s statement to parliament: Jessica Elgot and Michael Savage discuss the UK’s Covid response. Patrick Wintour and Bronwen Maddox look at how a Biden presidency might affect UK foreign policy. Plus, Rajeev Syal speaks to the new head of Unison, Christina McAnea, about the ‘day of reckoning’ coming for the government
Boris Johnson apologised to the country on Tuesday evening as the UK’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 100,000. However, his assertion that the government did everything it could to save lives left many experts angry. Did his decisions and those of his ministers throughout the pandemic add to an already dire situation?
At the weekend, Johnson took a very important call from the new tenant at the White House, Joe Biden. The new US president will be a very different kind of ally from his predecessor, so how will the change affect UK foreign policy?
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